Chair Yoga Video

Contributed by Dennis Evans

There is a weekly Collington Fitness Class: Chair Yoga with Marion Robbins: Mon 10:45 in Classroom A

There was a request to have a video of the Chair Yoga class so that someone who could not attend the Monday Class could participate on another day via a web browser.

A video from the September 23, 2019 class follows:

Chair Yoga

Resident Association Candidates Forum

Contributed by Julia Freeman

Picture: Judy Collins, Lois Brown, Marianne Mann, Sue Regen, Ann Carlson

Nominating Committee Chair Marianne Mann introduced the candidates for the Residents Association (RA) Executive Committee for 2019-2020: Lois Brown, President; Sue Regen 2nd Vice President; Judy Collins, Secretary; and Ann Carlson, Treasurer. The position of 1st Vice-President does not have a candidate. The candidates appeared in a public forum on Tuesday, September 24, in the auditorium.

Residents will vote the endorsement of the slate on Thursday, October 3. Ballots can be cast from 10 AM to 6 PM in the Clock Tower Lobby. The Annual Meeting of the RA will be held the next day, Friday, October 4, at 1:30 PM in the auditorium. A quorum of about 100 residents is needed. The Annual Report will be available at that time. In addition, the updated Residents Handbook will be released.

Lois, Sue, and Judy served last year. The president and vice presidents can serve two consecutive one year terms. Lois and Sue both commented on what a challenging year it had been in light of the CEO transition at Collington. Lois noted the efforts the team made to increase communication between the RA and residents, the Board, Management, and Staff. She noted that the Board President, Mike Nolin, had initiated written and oral communication with residents to keep residents apprised of the CEO search and other Board actions. Management provides updates in the weekly Courier. The 1st Vice President had worked to enable District Leaders and to coordinate planning with the operating committee chairs..

Ann Carlson is running to replace treasurer Linda Ewald, who will become a resident member of the Board in October. Ann, a CPA, noted her long professional experience in fiscal matters for businesses and corporations. She has also worked as a back-up for Linda.

When asked about initiatives for next year, Lois cited opportunities for partnership of residents and management to address changes needed, such as signage and transportation. She hopes to promote interaction with other Kendal affiliates. Sue Regen noted that the challenge is to accommodate new activities while letting some go when interest declines. Judy noted that she will be serving her 4thyear and every year she learns more. She cited the need for more residents to volunteer for leadership positions in the Resident Association, especially housing leaders and operating committee chairs.

Wild Animals

Contributed by Dave Montgomery

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Jon Dee returns to Collington with his amazing photos of wild animals. This show, his fifth at Collington, will be up in the library corridor until December. Jon loves both to travel and to take photographs, a fortunate blend producing travel photos ranging from Alaska to South Africa.

Beyond simply being alert, he has captured action through a combination of being in the right place at the right time and taking many shots, a practice encouraged by his use of digital photography. One outstanding picture in the show caught a killer whale breaching next to his boat in Alaska.

Jon often carries two cameras, allowing his use of lenses with different characteristics without having to remove and attach lenses in the middle of a shoot.

The son-in-law of Collington residents Anne and Herb Stone, he considers himself a snowbird, with a condo in Arizona. Future trips may take him to our national parks.

Show of Openings

Contributed by Dave Montgomery

The Auditorium Corridor now displays photographs by Dave Montgomery in the theme of “Openings.” The shots were selected from Dave’s portfolio mainly to include doors and windows while allowing other “openings” into the display; the manhole sneaks in through the definition of openings. The style of the display diverges from earlier Collington shows by Dave in that this is pure photography, in distinction from the previous Collington displays in which photos were heavily edited (some say manipulated) after the camera shutter clicked.

A curious feature of the photograph scenes is that only one (captured just off Washington’s Dupont Circle) was taken in America. The international selection was not intention; it merely reflects the observation that Dave’s camera is more likely to be out while he travels.

Another observation of the show is that it has been interpreted as a show of architecture, a subject of its own importance. While an observer can interpret any picture in terms of its broad architecture, the intended focus is in the opening.

The show is scheduled to be up until December 15. A contribution from any sales will go to the Residents Association.